Please learn from Greek tragedy

Please find a media release from the Institute of Foresters of Australia warning that the Federal and State Governments must learn from the Greek fire tragedy before we experience another Black Saturday bushfire in Australia.
 
 
Bob Gordon, National President of the Institute, said, ‘We will have fewer catastrophic forest fires if we properly manage the forested estate on both public and private land. On bad fire weather days, without fuel reduction, all our aircraft combined will not stop a forest fire from spreading rapidly across the landscape, like on Black Saturday.’
 
‘For the sake of Australia’s economy, its environment and our population, the IFA urges politicians to heed the lessons learnt in Greece and from our recent fire disasters,’
 
More can be read on the IFA website at www.forestry.org.au/about-ifa/ifa-policies or https://bit.ly/2AbrLAW 
 
Media contact: Bob Gordon - 0400 980 297